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Emergencies: Dial 911  •  Health Project Mainline: 231.672.3201  •  Health Project Toll-Free: 1.866.671.4819

Our History

A Tradition of Caring.

Since 1992, the Health Project has worked to improve the overall health of Muskegon County, Oceana County, and the lakeshore area by providing programs and services to those who may not have access to reliable health care. Initially established as a joint effort between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Health Project is one of the oldest and most successful community health benefit organizations in the country.

As a leader in the field, the Health Project has worked with organizations and individuals in 35 states to help pioneer new solutions to age-old health care problems. Here at home, our efforts to provide affordable health coverage resulted in the Access Health plan, which has since been replicated in several states. We’ve also received praise over the years for our work combating antibiotic abuse, expanding dental care, managing diabetes, and helping reformed convicts with health needs.

In 2009, the Health Project was acquired by Mercy Health Muskegon. Now operating as part of a larger health system, the Health Project has the resources and support needed to make as big of an impact as possible on the overall wellness of West Michigan’s lakeshore.

The Health Project strives to spread their mission far beyond West Michigan. We have served as advisors, board members, and faculty for multiple statewide organizations, and our staff has consulted with organizations in 35 out of 50 states. Programs created by the Health Project have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Health Affairs, and Forbes Small Business, among others.

The Health Project is also an advocate for community health. We have provided our insight and knowledge to governing officials at a variety of levels, including the U.S. House Small Business Committee, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Health, and numerous state legislative bodies.

We do all this to accomplish one goal: make our community healthier. See how we can help you live a healthier, happier life.

 

 

 

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our services

The Health Project provides a number of direct services to eligible members of the community. These services include the following programs:

community spotlight

Melissa Wikman

Executive Director of the Muskegon YMCA

The Muskegon YMCA has been a constant in our community since 1916 promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through programs and activities.

what’s happening

Charted Releases New Advance Care Directives Resources to the Community.

Charted Healthcare Planning Coalition is introducing a new advance directive and is increasing its effort to see more completed advance directives in our region. The new advance …

Health Project Announces Community Benefit Board Initiative Grantees

Funds support initiatives that address health needs identified in recent Community Health Needs Assessment

The Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors announced their grantee recipients of the …

See the Results of Kick Butts Day 2017

Kick Butts Day, organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, is a national day created for youth to take control of their lives against Big Tobacco. The …

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Dawn Rymal

Community Health Worker

Dawn is bridging the gaps between school and community resources for students at Oakridge Public Schools.

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